Join the iFundWomen Coaching Staff for this crowdfunding deep-dive, where you will learn:
1. What exactly rewards-based crowdfunding is
2. If you, and your product or service are right for crowdfunding
3. How to plan a successful campaign
A successful crowdfunding campaign not only gives you the cash to move your business forward, it also gives you the confidence to get to the next level in your funding journey.
The Webinar is designed for women considering completing their college degree or seeking an advanced degree. The pay gap is real and is increasing between college-educated workers and workers without degrees. Women out pace men when it comes to degree completion. Workers could be losing a million dollars over their lifetime without a degree.
Adult students have very different needs than recent high school graduates and this webinar will address these concerns. Operation Graduate is a pathway for students considering returning to school but are reluctant. Operation Graduate helps student turn their prior college course, professional learning, and on-the-job experience into academic credit.
Following this webinar, you will receive additional information from Operation Graduate about how to reduce the barrier's to graduation for you and your family.
In this workshop you will learn:
The 4 key components of a meaningful life
The most common fears that hold us back from feeling fulfilled
How to get out of your own way
How to set goals that help you move forward towards the life you desire
Tara Rae Bradford is a Personal Change Management Expert, Social Scientist, Success Coach and Keynote Speaker. Tara’s International Coaching Practice focuses on helping individuals feel more understood in their personal and professional relationships. She is also the Creator of Imposter to Influencer, a program that helps small business owners become their own publicists by learning how to build meaningful relationships with the media. She incorporates her background in cognitive neuroscience, biochemistry, positive psychology principles, neurolinguistics, hypnotherapy, and emotional intelligence into her work. She has been featured in Forbes, HuffPost, Thrive Global, Bustle and more! For more information please visit: www.tararaebradford.com
IAW has partnered with Laurel Road to provide our members with discounted interest rates on your student loans.
During this interactive think session, Laurel Road provide an overview of the new benefit and how you can utilize it to lock in a lower interest rate amidst a rising interest rate environment. The following topics will be covered:
- How do rising interest rates in the economy impact me?
- Is there any way to lock in a rate now before they increase any more?
- Is income driven repayment and/or loan forgiveness right for me?
- How will the proposed legislative changes to federal repayment programs affect me?
- What is student loan refinancing, and am I eligible?
- What are the considerations surrounding the decision of whether to refinance vs. pursue loan forgiveness?
This will be an interactive session with time for Q&A so please submit your questions.
This webinar is geared for those who are assessing their career options after a career break.
Whether you have taken time off to stay home with young children; to care for a sick parent; or to reassess your career plans, this session will provide a road map to define your values, goals and priorities, arm yourself with information, and chart your path to the job you want.
Leading Career Management Coach (CCMC) and Personal Branding Strategist, Pamela Weinberg, will help you to understand current job trends, networking strategies, resources for career research and social media job search strategies.
When Carrie Kerpen co-founded Likeable Media in 2007, the social media agency was one of the first of its kind. Six years later, when she stepped up to become CEO, times had changed. The market was crowded, the competition was fierce, and she couldn’t help but compare herself to the heads of other agencies, all of whom were pretty much the same: Loud. Extroverted. Male. In order to reinvent her company to keep up with the changing times and come out on top, Carrie had only one choice: She had to work it.
What is working it? Working it is about understanding who you are, what you want, and what you bring to the table. Working it means refusing to compare yourself to others and instead focusing on your own unique super-powers. Most important, working it is the key to unlocking the biggest secret for achieving success: There is no one right way. There is only your way.
Key takeaways include:
•How to use your gut to make smarter decisions, faster
•How to tap into your network to help you avoid blind spots
•How to make your weaknesses work for you, not against you
IPDN President, Star Jones welcomes our attendees and shares tips for becoming your own bossRead more >
Laurel Road, the endorsed student loan refinancing provider of the International Association of Women is hosting a free online think session about Student Loan Best Practices for women.
The goal – to delve into the loan repayment options professionals have to choose from.
The interactive webinar on Wednesday March 7th, at 1pm EST, will discuss:
-If loan forgiveness a viable option
-If IAW members can benefit from the new federal income driven repayment programs
-How pending legislative changes may impact loan repayment
-How to lower student loan interest rates
-When to consider loan refinancing
-What the loan refinancing process looks like
-How to get the added member benefit available to IAW members
The online presentation will be followed by Q&A, so feel free to ask questions!
The road to success for any entrepreneur comes with a host of challenges. Many of these challenges are rewarding in their own right, but are challenges nonetheless.
From trying to establish a brand and stay ahead of the competition to keeping your business profitable are all real life challenges, no matter how many years you’ve been in business.
As an entrepreneur, Melissa Clark, Owner of The She Shift, has experienced the ups and downs of starting a business.
In this webinar, Melissa will discuss the steps to take to ensure success and will share some of the successes and challenges that she has personally experienced.
For anyone starting out on the entrepreneurial journey, this session will help to answer many of the questions Entrepreneurs face. Melissa will help you to understand that you’re not the first to struggle, and will uncover some of the excellent resources available to help you overcome the challenges, and get set to reap the rewards that come with building your own successful business.
Job hunting can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Whether you're looking for your first job or applying for the CEO position of a Fortune 500 organization, there are many factors to consider.
Long gone are the days when a “one resume fits all” approach will work, and the importance of having something that will make future employers fall over themselves inviting you for an interview is vital.
In this instructive webinar, TORI-nominated, top-ranked and 3X-Certified Master Resume Writer Emily Kapit will provide you with “must know” tips and advice to help make your job search easier, and our team from Professional Diversity Network will review companies that are hiring now and how to get noticed by them.
In this webinar, you will learn the following:
•How to focus on the right roles and how to structure your job search
•Tips for preparing your resume and social profiles
•Ways to warm up your personal network
•How to get recruiters to notice your resume
•What you should talk about in informational and role-specific interviews
•Top companies that are hiring now
In order to have your business thrive you will need help. Gone are the days of only relying on your personal network for freelance help. This session will show you how to work with third party freelancers:
-Where to hire them
-How much to pay
-How to manage their daily work
About the Speaker:
Lori is a Marketing and Technology advisor to online businesses. Our team can ""Get Stuff Done"" with our systems and strategic guidance for email marketing, web design, online course and membership site creation.
Compelled to encourage, mentor, inspire and help with technology and creative needs in a way that strategically supports your business.
During this session, you will learn about the leading trends in acquisition and workplace needs.
Topics discussed include:
-understanding the needs of a multigenerational workforce
-why building talent will yield more engagement and loyalty
-How the power of open culture will give you the highest competitive advantage in your market
About the Speaker:
Jen Kelchner is the Founder & CEO of LDR21 and co-creator of dragonfli™. She is a thought leader on openness, leadership and change management. Jen advises leaders on organization and culture change based on open principles. She is a founding member of the Forbes Coaches Council, Deloitte alumn, and member of the Open Organization Ambassador team. Jen and her team are releasing a platform for assessing and tracking organizational change that builds human agility. Her book “Generation Open: building an agile organization, culture and ecosystem” is releasing early 2018.
For any business owner or busy professional, the continued chaos of schedules, databases, email can be a huge drain on time, money and sanity. In this session, leading online business manager, Danielle Roberts,will help you to understand the steps to take to get you from chaotic and stressed to a thriving, energetic business owner.
You will learn:
• How to see your big picture and break it down into step by step implementation.
• Top tips to prioritize and manage your to do list.
• How to ensure Time-Saving Success
• Why being intentional is so important
• What tools are available to help you organize your schedule
About the Speaker:
Danielle Roberts is an online business manager who spends her days working with entrepreneurs to develop their business strategy, organize their business and help them in handling their day to day operations through her business Legacy Creative Company. As an author and mentor to Christian business women through her personal brand, she loves to show them how weaving faith into their business is attainable. She is a wife and a mom, and she strives to keep her family a priority and maintain a solid relationship with her husband. She loves coffee, Jesus, date night and chasing after her kids.
It’s the end of the year…and one commonality all businesses have, time to prepare for tax submissions. Taxes are overwhelming but they’re an inevitable part of running your business. During this webinar, Brian Walls will be delivering key points and tips that uncover the often overlooked tax deadlines and necessary information. You will leave feeling at ease about the tax and financial terminology and strategies to make the annual tax exercise more efficient in the future.
During the webinar, we will discuss:
•Calculating estimated tax payments
•What is deductible
•Helpful financial software/tools
About the Speaker:
Brian Walls, who leads the WFG's team, has decades of experience within the financial services industry. To Walls Financial Group he brings financial planning and investment management experience.
Prior to launching Walls Financial Group, Brian was Senior Financial Planner with The Ayco Company L.P., a Goldman Sachs Company, where he provided comprehensive financial counseling to high-net-worth senior executives of major corporations.
Brian was Senior Portfolio Administrator at The Money Growth Institute. He also worked as an Examiner within the Special Investigations Division of the National Association of Securities Dealers. NASD is the private-sector regulatory body of the U.S. securities industry.
Regardless of whether you’re taking the first steps in launching your business venture, or you have been operating for several years, as a business owner you will be confronted by many legal obligations and issues to which you must conform.
This session will provide you with top tips to ensure your business is legally protected.
Topics covered will include;
• How to ensure you have obtained all necessary licenses and permits
• Tips on preparing and implementing written contracts
• How to ensure that your business complies with a myriad of federal and state employment laws
• How to protect your business’s intellectual property
• When you should turn to an attorney for advice
About the Speaker:
Randolph Houston is a Co-founder of and now of counsel in FORTKORT & HOUSTON P.C., where his practice focuses on trademark (including trade dress and unfair competition) and copyright counseling, clearance, prosecution, policing, and litigation and trade secret litigation. He also has developed a significant music and entertainment law practice, negotiating deals involving major label recording artists, representing individual musicians, actors, artists, and writers, and speaking and writing on entertainment-related topics. Mr. Houston is also an artist manager, representing recording artists, television and film actors, and comedians.
For the entrepreneurial business person, negotiation is an important art to master. Negotiation skills are required in conversations with customers, suppliers, investors and internal stakeholders and staff.
Even at home, these skills can be very helpful for negotiating with family, neighbors and tradespeople!
This webinar is designed to provide you with negotiation techniques that you can use to win business, save money with suppliers, build long-lasting business relationships and, ultimately, succeed in your business venture.
On this webinar you will learn:
• How to develop confidence throughout the negotiation process
• How to create value
• How to negotiate on price when both buying and selling
• How to collaborate with others for mutual gain
About the Speaker:
Sandra L. Vasher is a Harvard Law School grad and former litigator, who has mediated and trained fellow negotiators and mediators at the Harvard Mediation Program and the Harvard Program on Negotiation in Cambridge, and at the Center for Conflict Resolution in Chicago.
Since 2010, Sandy has been a corporate negotiation trainer and consultant, and her clients have included Fortune 500 companies in the automotive, energy, hospitality, medical, pharmaceutical, construction, and hobby industries, amongst others. She has a certificate in Instructional Design and has developed training programs in negotiation and mediation, as well as strategic thinking and problem-solving, communication, team-building and aboriginal consultation.
Sandy currently lives in the Atlanta metro area with her husband and spoiled dog. She is also a fiction writer. Follow Sandy on twitter @SandyVasher
Your business has been going great and you feel that it’s time to grow and move on to the next level. In the current economy, opportunities for entrepreneurial businesses is excellent, but the risks of expanding too quickly cannot be ignored.
Whether you are looking to find new ways to sell your current services or products, or looking to broaden your customer base by introducing new products and services that add value, planning correctly for growth is essential. This webinar will give you tips and guidance on how to:
• Assess where your growth will come from
• Understand what makes your business proposition unique
• Describe and define what the next level looks and feels like
• Inspire others to get on board about future changes
• Evaluate your financial position in preparation for growth
About the Speaker:
Suzanne Brown is a strategic marketing and business consultant, TEDx speaker, an expert on and advocate for professional part-time working moms and author of a forthcoming book, out in mid-September. Mompowerment: Insights from Successful Professional Part-time Working Moms Who Balance Career and Family empowers moms to think differently about their career approach and work-life balance. Suzanne blogs weekly at www.mompowerment.com on topics related to helping working moms continue to achieve their career goals and be the moms they want to be.
LinkedIn, is one of the most established social networks and one the most important and valuable to jobseekers and those looking to build their professional network. Although it is a straightforward social media utility to use, the majority of people don’t optimize it to best serve their intended purposes.
In this instructional webinar, social media expert Giselle Sevgi will help you to maximize your LinkedIn profile for exposure and engagement
You will learn;
•How to have recruiters find you on LinkedIn?
•How to polish your online profile in world's largest business social media platform?
•Best practices and tips
About the speaker
Giselle Sevgi https://www.linkedin.com/in/gisellesevgi/ is responsible for USA Market LinkedIn accounts and helping hundreds of organizations and marketing executives to maximize their presence in LinkedIn effectively. Her industry experience includes tech, health, education, tourism, alcoholic beverages, country branding, retail, and fashion. Previously, she was an Account Executive in Time Inc.’s targeted media division and earlier was a Marketing and Media Relations Supervisor at a well-known advertising agency Iconisus, Los Angeles. She is certified with Google AdWords and IAB Digital Advertising. Giselle lives in San Francisco and currently teaches "Social Media for Business" classes at Stanford University Continuing Studies.
Are you unhappy with your soul-sapping job? Have you always wanted to be your own boss? Don’t just quit! You need to create a plan to fire your boss--first. In today’s business environment, small business owners have even less time to hit it big with their target customer. The key to success is not only to create a sound business concept, but also taking the time to figure out the business of running a business. Let America’s #1 small business expert Melinda Emerson “SmallBizLady” teach you her proven step-by-step method to transition from employee to entrepreneur.
Attendees will learn:
• What’s involved in Starting a Small Business
• The Emerson Planning System
• Funding Your Start-up
• Developing a Niche
• 5 Reasons Why Small Businesses Fail
The target audience for this event: Anyone who is ready to become their own boss or currently working a side business that they want to take full-time.
About the Speaker:
Melinda F. Emerson, “SmallBizLady” is America’s #1 Small Business Expert. She is an internationally renowned speaker on small business start up, business development, and social media marketing. Forbes magazine named her the #1 woman for entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter. Melinda’s small business advice is widely read reaching more than 3 million entrepreneurs each week online. She publishes a resource blog www.succeedasyourownboss.com, which is syndicated by the Huffington Post. Melinda is also the bestselling author of Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months, 2nd Edition and the ebook How To Become a Social Media Ninja.
Technology changes rapidly and now more than ever you have hundreds of tool choices to make for your small business. As a former software engineer, Head of a Global IT division in corporate and now online technology business owner, I am here to assure there there is a simple, affordable way through this maze.
Attendees will learn:
•What technology tools you must have and which you can skip
•How to maximize your budget and avoid another $20 / month system
•The right technology choices for each stage of your business
•How to pick a tool that can grow with your needs
•Finding the right tech team who can work efficiently and partner with you for the long term
•Best practices for Entrepreneurs - from building your website to email marketing, financials and team and task management
You will leave with a clear map of what you as an entrepreneur need to market and run your online business
About the Speaker:
Lori Mercer is the founder of How She Quits. After spending 20 years in corporate leading multi-million dollar technology and marketing initiatives, Lori broke free as a Virtual Professional. Her online marketing and technology agency, LoriMercerCTO.com, serves small online businesses with strategy, marketing and implementation needs. Lori created HowSheQuits.com to help other mom's leverage their professional skills and build their own virtual businesses. Married to a firefighter and mother of 4, Lori broke into the online marketing space as the founder of a national non-profit on a mission to strengthen the marriages and families of first responders. Now more than 100,000 followers back that mission. Lori's programs, including 6 Weeks To Clients, One Day Funnel and Virtual in a Week, stress her passion to bring an efficient, innovative and professional service to the virtual world, while valuing time with family.
Do you feel uncomfortable talking about what you do? Do you wonder how you can let others know about your accomplishments without appearing arrogant? If so, this webinar is for you.
Presented by Debby Stone, JD, CPCC, PCC and based upon the tools and concepts from Debby’s book, The Art of Self-Promotion: Tell Your Story, Transform Your Career, this webinar will show you how to;
• Adopt a more empowering mindset about telling your story,
• Unearth the key components of a masterful self-promotion story,
• Develop practical strategies for implementing the art of self-promotion in the context of building your brand, and
• Become a more confident, graceful and authentic self-promoter.
Regardless of whether you are starting a business, moving your existing business forward or seeking to further advance in your career, you will learn the secrets to transforming your professional path by telling your unique story.
About the Speaker:
Debby Stone is a speaker, author and executive coach. Her book, The Art of Self-Promotion: Tell Your Story, Transform Your Career has been hailed as “immensely practical” and “the perfect how-to guide” for professionals. Debby has presented programs at corporations, law firms, business associations, educational conferences and universities. Her speeches and workshops are described as practical, powerful and engaging. Debby is the CEO of Novateur Partners, an executive coaching and leadership development consultancy serving lawyers, entrepreneurs, corporate leaders and the organizations in which they work. Novateur is known for combining extensive real-world experience with entrepreneurial creativity to assist its clients in developing practical strategies for success. Prior to embarking on her coaching and speaking career in 2002, Debby practiced corporate law for over a decade. She has also worked as a management consultant at Bain & Company. Debby holds both an undergraduate and law degree from Duke University.
This powerful and transformative webinar is designed with the needs and desires of professional women in mind, to help you:
•Uncover your amazing gifts, talents, and strengths
•Gain deeper insight into how to move forward to shine your unique light and make a bigger impact
•Identify the best direction and action for you now
•Learn the five key steps to take before you make ANY change
•Understand your preferred action-orientation style and what that means for your life and career
About the Speaker
Kathy Caprino, M.A., is an internationally-recognized women’s career success and work-life expert, leadership consultant, speaker, and trainer dedicated to the advancement of women in business. A featured contributor on women’s careers, business, and leadership for Forbes, Huffington Post, and LinkedIn, she is also the author of Breakdown, Breakthrough: the Professional Woman’s Guide to Claiming a Life of Passion, Power, and Purpose. A champion for working women, Kathy is a former corporate vice president, a trained psychotherapist, a specialized career and executive coach, and a sought-after writer and speaker on women’s issues. She is the founder and president of Ellia Communications, Inc., and the Amazing Career Project, supporting women to build successful, rewarding careers of significance.
Visit Kathy’s website: http://kathycaprino.com
Whether you are an experienced business owner or just starting out in your venture, the importance of getting your marketing right is crucial. You must ensure that you get your product or service in front of the right people, generate enthusiasm to encourage customers to buy, and build loyalty to keep your clients coming back for repeat business.
In this digital world, it’s all about ensuring you truly understand who your ideal customer is and how to take them on a journey with your business. This session will help owners of new and growing businesses who are looking to maximize their Online Marketing.
During this session you will learn;
• How to identify the right people to target
• Tips and tools on consumer understanding from big global brands
• Understand how to better connect with your target people
• How to convert visibility into paying customers
About the Speaker:
Danielle Tenconi helps businesses up-level their marketing and expand their businesses through marketing skill building. She’s passionate about helping service based businesses make an impact through profit and purpose.
Over the past 15 years Danielle has had the pleasure of working with big brands all around the world, including Axe, Moet, Energizer and many more! The main thing she has learnt from big brand marketing is the importance of simple, focused strategies that have a big impact. It’s this experience and know-how that Danielle brings to business owners, like you.
Danielle is a Brit, currently living in Korea with her Military hubby and two young kiddos. Due to their ever changing lifestyle, over 8 years ago, she created a location-independent business that allows her to the mom, wife and business owner that she wants to be. Danielle knows what it’s like to run your own business and the impact that focused, strategic marketing can provide – it seriously is a game changer!!
In the current economic climate, there has never been an easier time to start a side business. In fact, it's almost irresponsible NOT to.
Whether you have no idea where to start or you're well in the trenches of growing your side hustle, this webinar will give you actionable tips on how to start, build and scale a monetizing side project.
In this webinar, Jena Viviano, renowned Career Coach and Side Hustle Strategist, will help you launch and build a side hustle that will be a creative outlet outside your 9-to-5, provide financial security for you and your family and alleviate the fear of losing your job.
You will learn:
•Why now is the best time to get started in your side hustle
•How to get over your fear of failure
•How having a side hustle can help you in your 9-5 and alleviate the fear of losing your job
•Tips and ideas on how to make extra income on the side
About the Speaker:
Jena is a career coach and side hustle strategist who has maneuvered the treacherous waters of multiple career changes—starting out in Investment Banking, she swiftly moved on to the New York Stock Exchange where she met and interviewed C-suite executives as their companies went public. Before leaving NYC, she wrote, evangelized and coached for The Muse, a career platform used by over 50 million candidates looking to advance in their careers. It's there that she launched her side hustle and started encouraging others to do the same. Jena's biggest passion in life is helping others uncover their own purpose and calling.
For any entrepreneur, social media can provide a huge opportunity to help you grow your business, build your relationships, understand your market, promote your content, and influence your target buyers, all without investing thousands of dollars in marketing.
This highly focused webinar will provide an unmissable guide to social media and how to utilize the different platforms to benefit your business. Learn how to get more leads and more exposure for your business, and how to actually generate sales from your social media efforts.
•Best practices across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn
•Growing your list and attracting people who can’t wait to work with you
•Building better relationships
•Positioning yourself as an expert and authority in your industry
•Getting others to refer potential clients, partners, and high-level decision-makers to you
About the Speaker
Andrea Vahl is a social media speaker and consultant who is passionate about helping businesses understand and leverage the power of social media to actually grow their business. Andrea is the co-author of Facebook Marketing All-in-One for Dummies and was the community manager for Social Media Examiner for over two years.
She was named in 50 Favorite Online Influencers of 2014 on Entrepreneur.com, 21 Best Blogs That Will Help You Grow Your Business on Inc.com in 2016, and Top 30 Women in Social Media by Boom Social. She is the co-founder of Social Media Manager School, an online learning program with over 1,400 students. Andrea Vahl’s proven ability to make social media marketing easy to understand and implement has directly impacted the bottom line of thousands of companies through her training and one-on-one consulting. Learn more about Andrea’s books and resources, and get her Quick Start Guide to Social Media for Business on her website: www.AndreaVahl.com.
Visit Andrea’s website: https://www.andreavahl.com